The Friday Five

It’s Friday….woohoo!!!

1.  Good Vibe Tribe.  When I saw this shirt (thanks Gail!) I knew I had to get one.

We started referring to each other as My Tribe after reading this quote….

2.  The Pope is in town!!!  Well…not really in my town, but he’s in the U.S. and it’s been so exciting.  I’m not Catholic, but he just makes me smile!

Here are some fun facts about Pope Francis:

  • He is unusually multilingual, speaking Spanish, Latin and Italian fluently and understanding German, French, Portuguese, English, and Ukrainian.
  • The Pontiff had only one functioning lung. He had a part of his right lung removed in his youth due to an infection, but he appears to be in good health even at the ripe age of almost 78.
  • As a true-blooded Argentine, he is a big fan of tango. According to the Catholic News Agency, several thousands of tango dancers are expected to perform for him on the St. Peter´s Square on his 78th birthday.
  • Before he became a Jesuit, Pope Francis worked as a bouncer in a Buenos Aries bar to help pay for his studies.
  • His Holiness studied philosophy at the Catholic University of Buenos Aires and also has a master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires.

3.  Cowspiracy is now on Netflix! There is one single industry destroying the planet more than any other. But no one wants to talk about it…

4.  Fall TV Shows!!!  I always get so excited for new TV shows and for my favorite shows to return.  NPR says you should watch these Five New Shows: The Muppets, Supergirl, Grandfathered, The Grinders, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Click HERE for a helpful Fall TV Schedule!

5.  This one is completely random, but cracked me up!!  Ryan Gosling won’t eat his cereal.

Happy Friday and CHOOSE JOY!

Join the Conversation

  • Coco

    The Muppets didn’t grab me. It’s just too weird having them in “adult” situations …

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I haven’t seen it yet, but I was afraid of that. Oh well…hopefully some of the other new shows will be great!

    • squib

      That’s how I felt about it, too. I was kind of bummed.

  • Heather Davis

    I just heard about the Cowspiracy the other day. I had no idea I will definitely be watching this Happy Friyay

    • JenChoosesJoy


  • Jennifer Berry

    Love the tribe quote and can now totally relate! You all are wonderful and I’m so happy to know you running weirdos, lol 😉 have a fab Friday!!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      It’s the perfect quote to describe our friends!! You are definitely part of the tribe, lol!!

  • Meghan Matejka

    I listened to the Rich Roll podcast about Cowspiracy and I REALLY want to watch it! Also, I saw that Ryan Gosling video the other day. Hysterical. Happy weekend!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I hope you like it!!!!

  • Sarah @ SarahRuns26

    I’m super excited for fall TV. It is so nice when you can curl up with a blanket and watch a new show! One of my favorite ways to relax! Have a great weekend Jen!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Mine too!!!!

  • C Jester

    I’ve been following the pope all week! I am Catholic and he makes me very proud! He’s such a breath of fresh air.
    I am loving the tribe t-shirt! I may need to grab a couple for my “tribe” mates.
    Happy Fri-Yay!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      He is just so full of JOY!!!

  • Jamie Whittendale

    I watched the Muppets the other night – HILARIOUS. :)

    • JenChoosesJoy

      That’s good to know!! I haven’t seen it yet!

  • bubblyrunner

    I am so excited for my favorite fall shows–Walking Dead and Homeland! Happy Friday!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Big YES to both of those!!!!

  • Susan Carpenter

    My boyfriend and I watched “Cowspiracy” last weekend and decided to fully commit to a vegetarianism (we really didn’t each much meat prior to this, but it gave us the extra push to go all in).

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Woohoo….SO AWESOME!!!!!

  • Suzy Slane

    I thought you were Catholic! Because of the Lent stuff, and different things you had written about. I love that tribe shirt. That’s awesome. I love that the Pope was a bouncer. Day made.

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I’m Episcopalian, so almost Catholic!

      • Suzy Slane

        Ah, yes… that’s right. :)

  • corrie

    Love that tribe shirt :) And the pope too!!

    • JenChoosesJoy


  • Mercedes Vazquez

    Hi Jen!! I’m an Argentine reader and I’m really proud of our Pope… He really is changing up something in the world with his message of love and peace.
    I’m also a runner and really happy I came upon your blog!! You’re really inspiring!!
    Love and hugs,

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I absolutely love the Pope and you should be SO proud!!!
      Thanks so much for reading!!!!!

  • Alaina @ The Simple Peach

    Love the shirt! I am ready to watch Chicago PD and How to Get Away with Murder. Yay for fall everything!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      It’s the best!!!

  • themommychapter

    Did no one else watch the Ryan Gosling clip? I died laughing!!!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      It cracked me up!!!

  • Leonilde Clay

    Been following the Pope each and everyday…amazing to see the happiness on everyone’s faces that get to see and meet the Pope, pretty cool…hey can anyone buy the good vibe shirt? Love t!

  • Leonilde Clay

    Haha, never mine, just saw the link for the shirt….that is what i get for multi tasking….oh and the pumpkin oatmeal…looks scrumptious..trying that tomorrow!

    • JenChoosesJoy


  • Amanda B @ Cupcakes and Miles

    Haha! I thought that Ryan Gosling video was hilarious too!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you!!????

  • stephanie g

    OMG the Ryan Gosling video is hilarious!